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Uncle-Pekka

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Uncle-Pekka last won the day on March 25 2015

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About Uncle-Pekka

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    the Breeze - I keep blowing down the road...
  • Birthday 11/25/1962

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    http://public.fotki.com/mobilisti/1948-dodge-d24-cust/
  • Biography
    Born in early 60's, raised in a country village/small town in Finnish west coast
  • Occupation
    Sales engineer, industrial drives

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    Male
  • Location
    Jyvaskyla, Central Finland
  • My Project Cars
    1948 Dodge D24 Custom 4D sedan, mounted a R10 OD (taken from a '54 Savoy)

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    Jyväskylä Central Finland, '48 D24 4D
  • Interests
    1948 Dodge D24 Custom 4D sedan, late serial nr. probably Dec. '48 or Jan. '49
  1. Someone in Malta, Montana is offering several salvaged 40's MoPar cars for sale in the HAMB classifieds; here's just one example, a pair of D24's: https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/1946-48-dodges.1083559/ https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/1941-chrysler.1076577/ Some of his ads are in "cars for sale", some in "parts for sale" I realize Montana is far from most places and it will be difficult to haul wrecks from there... He appears to want to "clean the meadows" thus offers the complete cars, not parts. What I see from the photos is a lot of decent bright work, including fair bumpers and rocker mouldings. Also fair condition sheet metal parts Would be interesting to see if he's willing to part them... I do not know the seller, nor any other connections to him - F.y.i. only.
  2. Old car heaven

    Mouth watering Mopars, indeed! Great collection. Would be very interesting auction to attend.
  3. the bidding has ended US $1,700.00 Reserve not met
  4. Tires!

    I read this to learn where to get affordable (cheap) tires, but was surprised over the Sears price. I've bought 2-3 set of new tires from US and had them shipped over in the boot of my project car(s). 2 of the 3 cases I bought them from Vulcan Tires, thus I checked their price again to compare with Sears; This is car tire, suitable for my 1948 D24 15" rims; a Cooper Trendsetter radial with a white stripe sidewall; https://www.vulcantire.com/cgi-bin/tiresearch.cgi?stock=20567&f=trendsetterse_t.cst http://www.sears.com/cooper-trendsetter-se-p205-75r15-97s-ww-all-season/p-09534746000P?plpSellerId=Sears&prdNo=4&blockNo=4&blockType=T4 The same tire... Vulcan wins at $62 against Sears $100 - huge big difference for a set of four $152!
  5. Interesting photos I have run across.

    Never seen such set up live. Would you care to share the story behind this picture? I'd be interested. The lathe is small, for a particular purpose? I guess it takes power from the car transmission? Is there a special clutch or do you need to jack up the rear end while turning...?
  6. How to keep the mice away?

    Cats. The. Only. Logical. Answer.
  7. cL car

    Ok, I see the relation to P15/D24; Triumph Mayflower = the ship in Plymouth hood crest. IMHO, this was maybe the worst looking car in the 50's, an odd marriage of small economy car and British luxury coach design (just some lines in the silhouette) It's terrible to drive... like most of British small cars of the era...
  8. Fire at Country Classic cars

    Also Hemmings covered the accident. https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2017/08/09/five-alarm-fire-causes-extensive-damage-at-country-classic-cars/?refer=news
  9. Detail question on the wheel cylinder rubber sealings

    After searching the cabinets I found my parts book. Looks like there's only one part number for the piston and piston seal, the cylinder end boot as well. Thus the conclusion would be the rubber sealings must be the same for all rear, front upper & lower cylinders, see below page...
  10. Detail question on the wheel cylinder rubber sealings

    Thanks Tim, Yes, mine is the common 4D sedan, thus 11" drums. Now that I take a closer look, the Dorman 12222 says bore 1 1/8, all other say 12" drum, thus the first one would fit all my wheel cylinders. Thanks again, Pekka
  11. Detail question on the wheel cylinder rubber sealings

    It's been years I opened the brake drum, thus I cannot recall the dimensions in detail. The question is; Are the front wheel upper and lower cylinder diameters the same? (thus the rubber sealings would be the same size) See the below "RockAuto" catalog; E.g. WK112 kit would fit "front upper" and rear wheel cylinder, but not "front lower"...? I see front lower has some extra metal pins, but those have much longer life time than the rubber. Thus the question is; If I simply keep 2-3 sets of Dorman 12222 or Raybestos WK112 in by garage drawer, am I equipped to service whichever wheel in my D24? Thanks, Uncle-Pekka
  12. It's been years I opened the brake drum, thus I cannot recall the dimensions in detail. The question is; Are the front wheel upper and lower cylinder diameters the same? (thus the rubber sealings would be the same size) See the below "RockAuto" catalog; E.g. WK112 kit would fit "front upper" and rear wheel cylinder, but not "front lower"...? I see front lower has some extra metal pins, but those have much longer life time than the rubber. Thus the question is; If I simply keep 2-3 sets of Dorman 12222 or Raybestos WK112 in by garage drawer, am I equipped to service whichever wheel in my D24? Thanks, Uncle-Pekka
  13. Cast iron piece to fit similar dual exhaust manifold with double heat riser. Where was this style used originally? (Never seen before) http://www.ebay.com/itm/1937-1958-MoPaR-OEM-Dual-Carb-manifold-Chrysler-Dodge-25-DeSoto-some-Plymouth-/122625923048?hash=item1c8d1317e8
  14. Interesting conversation: One says it's rare (true), the other says people do not know DeSoto, thus very few wants it. Price is defined by demand vs. availability. There are not many of those around any more, but if even less buyers, the price cannot be high, right? If it was a 1940 Ford in very same condition, 16 grand would be considered low ball... Even if fords were made 100x more and existing examples are about the same ratio. I like it very much, but probably would not pay 16kUSD anyway. Just cannot afford that price, freight & customs duties would be 24kUSD "DDP my home".
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